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Table 2 Factors associated with taking two or more doses of ITPp

From: The challenge of using intermittent preventive therapy with sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine among pregnant women in Uganda

Variable Took two or more doses of IPTp Crude OR (95 % CI) Adjusted OR (95 % CI)a p-value
Yes No
Age categories (years)
 15–24 326 (39.68) 437 (43.81) 1 1  
 25–34 393 (47.83) 398 (39.91) 1.32 (1.06–1.65) 0.79 (0.53–1.17) 0.233
 >35 103 (12.48) 162 (16.28) 0.85 (0.62–1.15) 0.62 (0.38–0.99) 0.043*
Highest education attained
 No education 21 (14.72) 174 (17.52) 1 1  
 Primary 449 (54.83) 642 (64.75) 1.01 (0.77–1.32) 0.84 (0.56–1.27) 0.402
 Secondary 207 (25.26) 156 (15.76) 1.91 (1.32–2.75) 1.11 (0.62–1.99) 0.728
 Higher 43 (5.19) 20 (1.97) 3.14 (1.64–6.00) 1.62 (0.73–3.57) 0.234
Residence
 Urban 158 (19.16) 155 (15.58)    
 Rural 664 (80.84) 843 (84.42) 0.78 (0.57–1.06) 1.03 (0.63–1.70) 0.896
Heard malaria messages on radio
 No 100 (18.42) 131 (2.10)    
 Yes 441 (81.58) 461 (77.90) 1.26 (0.88–1.79) 1.07 (0.70–1.64) 0.764
Heard malaria messages from CHT
 No 345 (64.20) 361 (61.50)    
 Yes 192 (35.80) 226 (38.50) 0.89 (0.64–1.24) 0.86 (0.60–1.23) 0.402
Knowledge of taking IPTp
 No 173 (21.03) 664 (66.59)    
 Yes 649 (78.97) 333 (33.41) 7.49 (5.69–9.84) 10.72 (7.62–15.08) 0.001*
Knowledge of use of bed net
 No 155 (19.67) 192 (20.84)    
 Yes 635 (80.33) 728 (79.16) 1.08 (0.81–1.42) 1.15 (0.74–1.77) 0.536
Wealth
 Poorest 167 (20.29) 246 (24.67) 1 1  
 Poorer 183 (22.27) 222 (22.21) 1.22 (0.91–1.63) 1.16 (0.72–1.87) 0.534
 Middle 143 (17.40) 207 (20.71) 1.02 (0.72–1.45) 0.73 (0.45–1.19) 0.211
 Richer 148 (18.04) 174 (17.46) 1.26 (0.84–1.88) 1.29 (0.71–2.33) 0.404
 Richest 181 (22.00) 149 (14.94) 1.79 (1.23–2.60) 0.96 (0.51–1.81) 0.904
Attendant seen at ANC
 Unskilled attendant 16 (1.94) 67 (6.69)    
 Skilled attendantb 806 (98.06) 931 (93.31) 3.62 (1.61–8.13) 3.19 (1.26–8.07) 0.015*
Number of hildren
 One 143 (17.35) 212 (21.28) 1 1 0.521
 Two 149 (18.08) 174 (17.40) 1.27 (0.91–1.78) 1.19 (0.70–2.04) 0.033*
 More than three 531 (64.56) 612 (61.31) 1.29 (1.00–1.66) 1.68 (1.04–2.70)  
  1. CHT community health teams, ANC antenatal clinic
  2. * Statistically significant at p < 0.05
  3. aAdjusted for age, highest education attained, residence (rural and urban), use of radio and community health teams for malaria related messages, knowledge of taking SP was used to prevent malaria, knowledge of use of LLINs to prevent malaria, household wealth, attendant seen at ANC and number of children the woman has
  4. bSkilled attendants (doctors, midwives/nurses and clinical officers)